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You sure can't beat C in the embedded area, lots of those chips are still 8bit with 1k memory or less. The bigger 32bit RISK chips, sure use C++ if it helps keep you organized. I've found the less abstraction layers to the IO, the closer to real time you get. There have been a few new languages biting at C toes like Rust or D, and they've ventured in to the embedded arena a bit; should be interesting to watch.
My only reason to mention COBAL is IBM is still producing those mainframes mostly to keep those systems running. The COVID-19 crisis shows there is still a need for COBAL developers to extend or modify and maintain these legacy systems. Now I wouldn't suggest a newly released CS student take that direction as a career, since eventually they will be phased out sometime in my life time I would guess/hope.
The fact that you can use C++ with so many different paradigms (OOP, generic programming, procedural, even functional programming these days) leads to a lot of misuse, but its power in that regard is amazing. You can use it to do domain-specific-language style coding. In terms of this flexibility, it's unmatched.
The problem is, C++ isn't taught well, so it often isn't used well. It's not OO primarily. It's power comes primarily from templates so generic programming is the order of the day. A $20 book called Accelerated C++ is better at teaching C++ than all the courses one took to get that shiny lil CS degree.
I've seen so much OO C++ code in my time it's just silly. MFC comes to mind.
F...P...C...B...P...A... first letters of all capitalized words...hmm...???
I searched for the hidden code that had the sarcastic remark that would reveal
that you actually meant that
we __must, of course, keep making fun of of most programming languages__
but I couldn't find it.
Can you please point out the anagram, backronym, encoded message, enigma so I can partake of your sarcasm?
Cuz, if you're a _REAL PROGRAMMER_ then there must be hidden sarcasm there somewhere.
In my entire life I haven't met any boy I found attractive in that way. Chances are minimal that it will happen now.
I guess that we are different in this respect: If so should happen, I would certainly not feel ashamed by it. It wouldn't be against my morals. My ideas of what is "natural". A handful of my colleagues / friends have same-sex SOs. I think that is fine. With my opposite-sex SO friends/collagues, I often shake my head: How can they manage to live with that person? - but that is none of my business. Actually, none of my same-dsex SO friends/colleagues provoke the same reactions in me. If it did, I would say the same to myself: That is none of my business.
That is one aspect that puzzles me: The Land of Freedom certainly is not one who grants you freedom from your neighbour's codemnation. In principele, you have your freedom, but the price you may have to pay is that your neighbours won't talk to you, you may have problems finding a job, people won't do business with you. That makes your freedom somewhat hollow.
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